Which are the major physiographic divisions of India? Contrast the relief of the Himalayan region with that of the Peninsular plateau.

By Shivank Goel|Updated : August 25th, 2022

The major physiographic divisions of India are -

(i) The Northern Plains

(ii) The Himalayan Mountains

(iii) The Indian Desert

(iv) The Peninsular Plateau

(v) The Islands

(vi) The Coastal Plains

The Himalayan Region

The Peninsular Plateau

It has a comparatively recent origin and is made up of young fold mountains.

It is the oldest landmass of the Indian Subcontinent, which was a part of Gondwana land.

It consists of deep valleys and the loftiest mountains

It consists of shallow and broad valleys and rounded hills

It is formed because of the collision of Eurasian and Indo-Australian plates

It is formed because of the drifting and breaking of the Gondwana land

It is composed of sedimentary rocks

It is composed of metamorphic and igneous rocks

This region forms an unstable zone

This region forms a stable zone

Summary:

Which are the major physiographic divisions of India? Contrast the relief of the Himalayan region with that of the Peninsular plateau.

The major physiographic divisions of India are the northern plains, the Himalayan mountains, the Indian desert, the peninsular plateau, the islands, and the coastal plains.

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